When we last took a gander at Holy Cross, we looked at the Crusaders' gradual revival following the hepatitis-sabotaged 1969 debacle. The team stagnated a bit in 1973-74, going 5-6 and 5-5-1.
While keeping in mind that college football was a completely different box of chocolates in the '70s, Holy Cross' 1973 schedule would be considered pretty formidable for an FCS team today: Seven opponents (UMass, Army, Temple, Syracuse, Rutgers, UConn, Boston College) are all FBS teams now, and an eighth (UNH) is in FCS, but would probably have a winning record if it played those seven now. And a ninth (Dartmouth) wasn't too shabby then or now.
|The '73 Saders at home. Yes, the byline is of the Dan Shaughnessey, |
the Crusader newspaper's sports editor in the early 1970s.
|The '73 Saders at UNH.|
As for the uniforms? The only difference between 1973-74 and '72 are the striped socks. And that's it.
|Holy Cross visits Boston College in 1974.|
Note the one fewer stripe on the Crudaders' socks.
Yeah, that makes me excited, too.